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  1. Substrate
    I love aquatic plants and eventually would like to try a dirted aquarium to try to improve growth and rooting, however, I was wondering how much of an impact dirt has on things like the PH and TDS? I've researched the basics of setting up a dirted aquarium, but I never see much information on...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I dirted and reworked my tank about a month ago, and my tank has gotten crazy cloudy. It's been there for 2-3 weeks now, and I'm unsure what to do. I've done a lot of water changes, but it's not helping. Ammonia and nitrite tests are perfect and the fishes seems to be doing fine. The filter has...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello I setup an aquarium a month ago and everything is going great but I want to add some more plants but I think they would really benefit from a dirtied substrate. I cannot be bothered to take the aquarium down so I was thinking of alternatives. Would it be possible that I could pot plants...
  4. Equipment
    I've had a 75 gallon tank with mineralized river-run capped with sand substrate, two Kessil a160we LEDs, but i'm having trouble reaching high enough levels of co2, even to prevent higher lighting levels of algae. I use a 20lb canister with a simple timed solenoid regulator and I've been using a...
  5. Fish
    Hey there, I will be setting up a moderately planted 29g aquarium with a Fluval 206 canister filter. Dirt substrate capped with gravel and sand in some places. The PH of the water out of my tap is 7.8 and doesn't change once in the aquarium (based off of my 10g). My plan so far is: 5 -...
  6. Substrate
    Hi everybody! (Hi Dr. digitalqueso!) Simpsons anyone? Anyway. After a battle with PH for the entire time this tank has been set up, I have finnaly figured out the culprit I think is at least in part to my gravel. Dang ole diddly pea gravel. My ph would get as high as 8.4. And every time I do a...
  7. Substrate
    Hey everyone i am new to this forum. I just wanted to see what you guys think about using C02 in a dirted tank, ive always thought you dont need it because the point of a dirted tank is to be low tech but i have other people disagreeing with me so what do you guys think!
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